USA – Lesaffre, a French yeast manufacturer and the world’s largest manufacturer, has announced that it has purchased Delavau Food Partners a leading innovator in baking ingredients based in North America.

According to the company, Delavau has served as a premier supplier of technologies to major food brands, with knowledge in calcium and enzymes is combined with specialty technologies and formulation expertise to allow them to support their partners.

“This acquisition will enhance our performance ingredient offering to the baking market.

The addition of Delavau to our existing capabilities will bring together great expertise to generate value for our customers.” said Tom Benner President and CEO of Lesaffre Yeast Corp.

“Our teams are excited for this combination and the possibilities it creates”

The company added that Delavau supplies formulation and fortification solutions to bakers.

Through its ENCORE line of baking products, Delavau is focused on enzyme based and other dough improvers for softness, shelf life, mold inhibition, dough relaxing and strength.

It’s ACCENT line of products give customers unique fortification options for their products.

The combination will broaden capabilities using Delavau’s custom formulation and state-of-the-art Baking development center located adjacent to Rutgers University in Central New Jersey not far from New York City.

This combination strengthens offering to baking customers.

“This is an excellent opportunity for Delavau employees and customers,” said Jeff Billig, Vice President and General Manager of Delavau.

“Lesaffre is a company we respect, with a proven track record of success.”